Was That A Blooper On ‘Lucifer’ That I Just Saw?

October 27, 2016 in Commentary, Entertainment, Review, Shows, Television

Tom Ellis and Lauren German shine in the hit show Lucifer. The show attempts to turn the ancient story around where Lucifer is the victim and his father, God is the bad guy who doesn’t listen and manipulates the entire universe. Even though the show is a top notch piece of work on FOX, it has its flaws.

A real bruiser of a blooper can be found in Episode 4, Season 2 called “Lady Parts.” In the episode, Lucifer sets up a girls’ night out for Chloe, the detective played by Lauren. Of course Maze, Linda, and the new girl Ella were invited.

It was going good until Chloe spotted a club stamp on a guy, evidence in her case. The guy’s girlfriend thinks something’s up and that leads to an altercation where the whole bar is fighting. Maze is as bad as she always is trying to protect the girls from flying furniture and blind punches. But, Chloe still ends up getting hit a few times before she finally gains control of the fight.

The scars she takes on become extremely interesting when they seem to move around her face. That’s right! I caught an oversight that I can only offer two explanations for why the blooper would have occurred. But first, take a look and see for yourself.

When We First See Her Cut

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It’s Above Her Right Eye

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Then, In A Few Scenes Later

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It’s Above Her Left Eye

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Look At A Scene Toward The End

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It’s back above her right eye. There are only two reasonable explanations that I can come up with at first and I actually debunked one of them.

I’ll start with the one I debunked. I thought by some absentminded focus that a flipped scene had been cut into the movie. What I mean by that is footage that is flipped horizontally for some reason. What is supposed to be on the right is now on the left.

But, that explanation didn’t fly because the rest of the office is the same. The desk is on their right. The wall is on their left, which is the way it would be in the direction the camera is facing. So, that excuse doesn’t pan out at all.

The easiest explanation then is the makeup artist. They simply applied the makeup on the wrong side and didn’t think anything of it. What a blooper! Got to be more careful than that. It could ruin a show if constant mistakes keep jerking the fans out of the scene.

But, here’s the thing that got me most about this particular episode. An ongoing joke is about how Dan looks like a cop. Chloe says so. Of course, Lucifer says so. Even Amenadiel agrees. So then, how did they get into the illegal party they were supposed to attend to get information about the murders?

When Dan walks up to the bartender, he tries to run. When asked why, he says because it’s obvious Dan looks like a cop. So, why didn’t the security outside stamping people notice? Why didn’t anyone else notice? This was an illegal sex party and no one said a word about the obvious cop except for the bartender? Did they overlook that important detail too?

When you like a show, you might not be looking for the bloopers. You might even let them pass when you subconsciously pick up on them. But, don’t do that! Be a real fan and point out every single one of them. Hollywood loves that!

Watch the episode for yourself! Lucifer

The Booth at the End Game

September 24, 2012 in Commentary, Entertainment, Shows

The deepest thinking work of film is The Booth at the End created by Christopher Kubasik. At first, it’s hard to believe that a show can be interesting when told completely from the perspective of a booth. I’ve seen movies and theater performances give one setting a try. Of course, plenty of shows are limited in their settings. But, The Booth at the End makes it immensely interesting.

 

With the second season, I started something because I had a feeling it would help me keep track of the show. But, it turned into a game. The thing is that there are no simple rules. It has to be open to flexibility because the show evolves, and with evolution comes the unexpected.

First of all, take notes of each character. I began with notes of what they wanted and what they had to do. But, I knew from season one to write my notes in very literal terms. Write the notes by exactly what the characters say. It means all the difference in the world.

Sometimes, what they are asking is not what they want. Part of figuring the game out is knowing what they want, knowing what they asked and thinking what are they going to get. Another interesting part of the show are the consequences they each will face. There are consequences for altering reality by accomplishing a task to control the outcome of life. But, there are good consequences as well as bad.

The next part of the game is jotting down interesting sayings. An example of a statement that stands out is when The Man says to Dillon, “Words are true. Honesty is a bit more complicated.” That is so profound and it struck me like a chord.
One thing I picked up from season one is a slight expectation that these lives will intertwine. But, part of the game is figuring out in what way. Nothing is as it seems. Nothing is that easy. Just when you think you’ve put the pieces of the puzzle together, an interesting twist occurs that makes much more sense. So, don’t try to fit it together. It will fit together on its own.

But, remember be flexible. Not every character is introduced in an orderly fashion. Some people have already made a deal and you have to figure out what it is by portions of conversations. What deal did Theresa make? What was Jack’s original deal about?

 

The story unfolds and we find out how literal words lead to the consequences people deserve. But now, The Man has made a deal. He wants to know what motivates “them.” So, Doris takes over the book. That’s ok. It was never a rule. But, now she wants a deal too. She wants him to love her. What will come of that?

If you haven’t watched it yet, or if you have missed a few episodes, find it exclusively at Hulu. Catch up with the rest of us and play the game!